James Azania, Lokoja
The Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on Job Creation and SMEs, Danladi Sulaiman Aguye, has said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada, will suffer a ‘bloodied nose’ in next month’s governorship election.
The Kogi All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said Wada is no match for Governor Yahaya Bello, and will suffer defeat at the polls.
Speaking with our correspondent after the inauguration of the Lokoja Local Government Bello-Onoja Campaign Council on Wednesday, Aguye said while the governor had continued to use his position in and out of office to better the lives of the people, Wada had not impacted on lives outside his immediate circle.
He said: “In this race, there is only one gladiator and that gladiator is the current governor. So, there is no contender. Wada by saying that this is the toughest election in the history of Kogi, yes, toughest for him, certainly not for the governor.
“As far as I’m concerned, this will be the easiest election in the history of Kogi as far as Governor Bello and the APC are concerned. He (Wada) will not even win Dekina (his local government), let alone Ankpa or Idah, and then come to Bassa.
“We will ensure we do whatever we can. This will be the first and last of Wada’s outing, and he will suffer a bloodied nose by the grace of God.”
Aguye said Bello has done more than previous administrations within three years.
“Governor Bello has blocked all loopholes through which workers’ salaries were being siphoned by few people.
“All incomes generated by revenue officers were not saved for the rainy day by the previous PDP government. But under Bello, the state revenue base has increased,” he stressed